Remember Me

Album: Magic Mountain (2014)


  • Lead vocalist Chris Robertson wrote this Magic Mountain track for his late grandpa. He recalled to Artist Direct; "When we started doing pre-production on this album, Joe Barresi flew in on a Sunday. My grandfather had been in the hospital. He was my mom's dad. He was there, and he wasn't given a very good chance. He actually passed away the Sunday that Joe flew in. We were doing pre-production. We only had five days to do any work on the songs before we went to the studio."

    "Wednesday was my Grandpa's funeral.," Robertson continued. "We worked all night on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, I decided instead of sitting around the house and having a pity party I'd rather record with the guys. We sat around, and it was obvious I didn't want to work on any of the songs we had written. I didn't want to deal with any of that s--t. I tuned my guitar a little funny, and I started playing the intro part. It came to me right off the top of my head. There was the intro riff and the verse."

    "We wrote the music for that song in about fifteen or twenty minutes," he added. "I went outside and sat down. They were jamming on that verse. I pulled my phone out and wrote some notes. I started typing. When I finished my cigarette, I said, 'Why don't you guys check this out? I think it could be cool.' That was the day of my grandpa's funeral, and it was a song for him. They were working class people who lived a simple way of life. They never had a lot, but they made do with what they've had. I love that song. It really means a lot to me."


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